Originally Posted by tuukka
They probably would have been stretched too thin. It's a good thing that they know their own limitations.
You know what would be awesome? And open world LOTR game by Bethesda. Yes, I know about the LOTR MMO, but I'm talking about an Elder Scrolls type game. I would love to get to explore all those places that I have seen only on maps drawn by Tolkien, places that have only been shortly mentioned either in the story, or in the appendixes.
Never gonna happen, of course. Maybe some other company will try it out some day.